Apple gave WWDC attendees the first glimpse of the new Mac Pro coming out this Fall. Completely reengineered, it looks like no Mac we’ve ever seen. It’s 1/8th the volume of the Mac Pro (super small compared to its aluminum big brother.) With its sleek black case and circular design, we’re looking forward to trying it out.
To answer your first question, there are no slots so you won’t be installing PCI cards into this one. However, Apple has released Thunderbolt 2, which makes expanding the Mac Pro with external devices possible. Here’s a few technical highlights:
- Processor: New generation Xeon with up to 12-core configuration.
- Memory: It will use memory twice as fast the previous model.
- Storage: Flash internal storage, which is new Flash PCIe-based. 1.25GBps read, 1.0GBps write. 10x faster than any hard drive put in a Mac Pro.
- Thunderbolt 2 with 20 Gbps throughput with up to 6 devices per port. It is backwards compatible with Thunderbolt 1 devices as well.
- Dual workstation GPUs support up to three 4K displays with the built-in graphics cards.
This is the first Mac in a long time to be assembled in the US and is set to be released sometime this fall. We’ll keep you updated on performance as soon as it comes out. What do you think?